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Derailed: Rehabilitation of the Cambodian Railway is Impoverishing more than 4.000 Families

Bridges Across Borders Cambodia has closely monitored the resettlement process and impacts of the GMS Rehabilitation of the Railways in Cambodia Project . The Asian Development Bank (ADB) is contributing $84 million in concessional loans and the Australian international aid agency AusAID is contributing $22.9 million in grants to this project, which stands to impact at more than 4000 families who live along the tracks. 

Filipinas, informe de desalojos del 2011: El mayor número de desalojos documentados desde 1994

La policía antidisturbios y el equipo de derribos del gobierno entran en conflicto con los residentes durante los derribos de chabolas en el pueblo de Corazón de Jesús, en la ciudad de San Juan (11 de enero de 2012). Según un estudio de Urban Poor Associates (UPA), defensor de los derechos de la vivienda, el año 2011 vio el mayor número de casos de desalojos documentados desde 1994. Desde enero a diciembre de 2011, un total de 14.744 familias, o 73.780 individuos, fueron desalojados en 39 incidentes. El 92 por ciento de los desalojos se consideran ilegales ya que no cumplen los requisitos recogidos en la ley de viviendas y desarrollo urbano. Siete derribos resultaron en violencia.

NEPAL: Fears of violence during expected Kathmandu squatter eviction

Thousands of landless squatters turned out in protest (Photo: Naresh Newar/IRIN) A Nepalese government development plan for Kathmandu could lead to violence as the authorities seek to evict some 40 squatter settlements with an estimated population of over 20,000 of landless squatters, the support group Lumanti say.  “We are ready to kill ourselves to stop government bulldozers. This is a life or death situation,” said Saru Magar, a landless squatter, who has been living at Bansighat settlement in the city centre for over 30 years.

Inhabitants in Dhaka, en route to Rio+20

Part of the Inaugural session During the SASF Shelter for the Poor have organized a seminar on the “Climate Change and Urbanization: Perspective Bangladesh” and have Coordinated a “Plenary” of the “Human Rights and dignity” along with other organisations (WAI Bangladesh Committee, PDAP, IPD, RHDS, DSK and PRATAY). More 100 people have attended this step to prepare the inhabitants participation in Rio+20 next June 2012.

Climate Change and Urbanization: Perspective Bangladesh

Water pollution slum Gulshan Lake, Dhaka, Rahman lrnirjhar The inhabitants of Dhaka are 15 million, 40% of it is “homeless slum dwellers”, and in each year population is increasing by 1.1 million. Change can be happen only through a horrific change, when each of the building will be built with proper plan, if the in-city industries are relocated to a planned industrial zones, new residential areas will be built for the new comers, new parks, open spaces, play grounds will be created, roads will be wider, pollution will be reduced, then the city will be full of green.

Tokyo, Demand a halt to MLIT's violent eviction of homeless people!

Eviction Arakawa riverside area, near Horikiri Bridg, Tokyo ( 2011) This letter is to ask your support and your signatures on the call for the homeless people living on the Arakawa river bank (northern part of the central Tokyo) who are now facing the threat of forced eviction by the Japanese government.

Bombay, Jornada Mundial del Hábitat: Manifestación, entrega de Memorándum y presentación de la Fuerza-Tarea Unitaria Anti-Desalojos

Jornada Mundial del Hábitat, manifestación desde Mahim Phatak hasta Pila Bunglow en Dharavi (Bombay, 31 de octubre de 2011) Una nueva alianza integrada por organizaciones de habitantes instauró el Jornada Mundial del Hábitat. Alrededor de quinientas organizaciones populares presentaron un memorándum al Jefe de Gobierno del Estado en el que pidieron detener los desalojos forzados y promover el diálogo con las comunidades locales, las ONG y las organizaciones sociales para encontrar soluciones apropiadas a la crisis de vivienda en Bombay, en total conformidad con el Pacto Internacional sobre los Derechos Económicos, Sociales y Culturales. Con el fin de respaldar estos reclamos, se anunció la constitución de la Fuerza-Tarea Unitaria Anti-Desalojos, que incluirá a todos las partes interesadas

Make Phnom Penh an Eviction Free Zone!

Launching Petition Make Phnom Penh an Eviction Free Zone Over the past two decades, over ten percent of the Phnom Penh’s population has been displaced, often for poorer futures. These World Habitat Days, join us in calling on Phnom Penh Governor Kep Chuktema to end forced evictions and declare Phnom Penh an Eviction Free Zone . The last day to sign the petition is November 1 2011.

Making Phnom Penh an Eviction Free Zone

Please join us for the Phnom Penh solidarity event, hosted by the Housing Rights Task Force (HRTF), which will include speeches by activists, film trailers, video footage and photos of evictions, as well as a call to sign a petition to make Phnom Penh an Eviction Free Zone. John Vink to present photos of recent Boeung Kak Lake evictions. 

Petition to Make Phnom Penh an Eviction Free Zone

Evictions in Phnom Penh represent a gross violation of human rights and have widespread social impacts. We call on your leadership to bring an end to this practice and to declare the city an Eviction Free Zone. The Petition will be handed over to the Governor on November 2 2011. All of you are called to sign in solidarity the Petition here and right now!